A mobile library stop will be taking place from 2:30pm - 4:30pm on Mondays: 3rd April and 24th April, 15th May 2017, 12th and 26th June. It will be parked just below FD Hall and Son Ltd.
Parish Councillor Vacancies: Co-Option of 3 CouncillorsThere are vacancies on Linkinhorne Parish Council for 3 co-opted Councillors. It is an unpaid position but allows an individual to get actively involved in maintaining and improving village life. Are you eligible to apply? You must be a Commonwealth/ British citizen or Euro national and be 18 years of age or over. In addition, one of the following must apply: • be on the local electoral register • own a property or land in the area for the past 12 months • work in the parish for the last 12 months • have lived within three miles of the parish for the last 12 months. Should you wish to apply for the post, please send in a statement identifying your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have. The existing elected Councillors will then consider the statements before making a decision at the next Parish Council meeting at 7:30 pm on the 12th June at Rilla Mill Village Hall. The deadline for submitting a statement is the 8th June 2017. For more information about this opportunity or to talk through any questions, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.
The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.
The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.
Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.
There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.